Guest Blogger, Tomasz Mularczyk
As a teenager I used to surreptitiously read the parental guidebook “How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish – mostly just to be able to see through all the tricks my parents were using, but also because of the hand-drawn scenes which were interesting by themselves. When my first child was born I found myself attending a workshop based on the book series and later saw in practice how effectively and helpful those suggestions actually were. Fast forward a decade and I’m a father of three kids and a wonderful book for every fresh parent – “How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen” by Adele Faber’s daughter, Joanna Faber and Julie King hits the stores.
I’m very excited that it is now accompanied by “Parenting Hero”, an iOS app which my studio has developed in cooperation with Joanna Faber and Julie King. “Parenting Hero” uses the proven methods from the book and I see it as fast and modern way to learn and practice without hurting my own children. Hand-drawn comics similar to the ones in the book series allow the user to play out typical parenting challenges and choose how best to respond, giving parents new strategies for handling common conflicts with kids.
“Parenting Hero” offers effective solutions for everyday challenges with children, and since I see how many times I’ve already used it, I’m sure it will help parents form a more joyful relationship with their kids. The app includes 15 different situations represented in a form of short scenes and 45 solutions to the presented issues along with tips and comments. The application covers a variety of topics, i.e. preventing violence between children, supporting their development and helping to build up their self-esteem and I hope it will be a valuable tool for helping families become more harmonious and less of a battleground.
Android users will have a discounted rate for $2.99 starting tomorrow, 1/10/18.